Budha Kedar, Photo: Shivam Negi

Budha Kedar

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About Budha Kedar

Budha Kedar is a holy place dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand state. There is a Shivling in this place which is said to be the biggest Shivling in North India. It is situated at the confluence of Bal Ganga and Dharam Ganga.

Budha Kedar is surrounded by steep hills covered with lush green deodar forests. Dotted with numerous huts and terraced fields for cultivation amidst mountainous Garhwal Himalayas, Buda Kedar gives an opportunity to the visitor a glimpse into the lives of hill folk. This place is a paradise for nature lovers, one can witness a variety of birds here.

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Budha Kedar in Tehri

Budha Kedar is a place where Lord Shiva gave darshans to the Pandavas as old man. After the epic war of Mahabharata, when the Pandavas went on a lookout for Lord Shiva to get rid of their sins. They saw Rishi Balkhily at Bhrigu Parvat. Rishi told them to visit the confluence of the two rivers to meet an old man who was meditating there.

When the Pandavas reached there the old man vanished and a huge Shivling appeared. The sage told them to embrace the Shivling in order to free themselves from their sins committed.

Location of Budha Kedar

Budha Kedar is situated 60 km from New Tehri.

How To reach Budha Kedar

Budha Kedar is about 85 km from the district headquarters which is “New Tehri”. There is a direct bus service from New Tehri to Budha Kedar. You can also easily reached here by small vehicles from Ghansali. Devotees can reach Budha Kedar via Dhauntari and Uttarkashi.

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